Lack of special education needs teachers hinder care for the disabled

About 44% of Persons with Disability (PWD) face emotional violence while more than 42% face physical violence, and about 14% of PWD has encountered sexual violence. This data came to light after the study ‘disability needs survey’ was conducted to determine necessary information for the formulation of the national policy for persons with disability. A […]

Weaving conical hats; a dying craft

The remote highland community of Laya comprising five chiwogs with 246 households and a population of 1,000 can be distinguished by their unique apparel, especially the women’s. The Layap women wear a thick, long, black, ankle-length skirt (zim) and jacket (khothay) made of yak wool and conical hats woven from bark strips of the birch […]

65 more fuel stations to be up by December

The economic affairs minister, Lyonpo Lekey Dorji, affirmed that the government is committed to establish fuel stations in all the 205 gewogs as it had promised during the time of campaign in 2013 elections. He informed the House that there are 54 petrol stations in the country till now and as planned the government had […]

Bhutan-Australia friendship offer launched

The Bhutan-Australia friendship offer was launched to encourage Australian nationals to visit Bhutan in 2018, on Wednesday. This marks 15 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries and is the third time that Bhutan is extending such an offer during the months of June to August. Australian tourists will have to pay only the […]

Survey on to standardize local healers

In an effort to standardize local healers in the country, the Department of Traditional Medicine Services (DTMS) is conducting a survey across the country. The survey aims to document useful and harmful practices of local healers and to identify and segregate between traditional medicine practitioners and local healers as people tend to believe that local […]

Instant scratch cards for instant results 

Bhutan Lottery Limited (BLL) launched scratch cards yesterday that give instant results unlike the monthly paper lottery, Phuensum Dharim Lottery buyers need not have to wait for a month now to know whether their lottery tickets have won a prize with the instant scratch cards that was launched by the Bhutan Lottery Limited yesterday in […]

Business across the borders

  Call it geographical circumstances or drudgery, the inhabitants of the northern highland in Laya, located at 4,000 meters above sea level in Gasa Dzongkhag, have no other alternatives than to get their necessary essentials from across the borders in China; an informal trading practice that has been going on since the time of their […]

BKP introduces six more candidates for 2018

  Bhutan Kuen-Nyam Party (BKP) has confirmed six more electoral candidates for the 2018 elections, bringing their total candidate figure to eleven, which includes the party president and vice-president. The six new candidates are Pushpalal Chhetri, 51, Pirthiman Pradhan, 61, Karma Jimba, 52, Tshering Nidup, 49, Rinchen Chogyel, 38, and Karma Loday, 38. The former […]

NC to deliberate on three legislations, two policy issues, one international agreement

  The 20th session of the National Council, which started on Wednesday, will deliberate on three legislations, two policy issues, and one international agreement during this session. Chairperson of NC Sonam Kinga, during the opening session on Wednesday, highlighted the deep appreciation conveyed by the Government of India to His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo for […]

Being an entrepreneur

Numerous innovative products ranging from agriculture to ICT to textiles were on display at the Clock Tower in Thimphu during the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Like every year, the Loden Foundation has spearheaded in coordinating a weeklong GEW in collaboration with the relevant government agencies and other relevant stakeholders from various sectors. Prior to the […]